Saturday, October 14, 1 – 4 pm
Create beautiful beaded jewelry by reworking old scarves or other textiles from your stash. Learn two different techniques for creating beads and stringing them into strands of various sizes. Explore how to combine pattern and texture to fashion elegant cloth beads that can be strung into garlands, necklaces, and bracelets, or incorporated into other jewelry projects. Participants will be able to make a single necklace strand or two bracelets.
Materials fee is $20, payable to instructor at the time of class.
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Continue your upcycling journey with Hemangini:
On Friday, October 13, join Hemangini’s Sustainable Surface Design workshop to create new textiles from existing fabric using Indian textile techniques of block printing, resist-dyeing, and kantha stitching.
Register for both the October 13 Sustainable Surface Design workshop and the October 14 Beaded Fabric Jewelry class and receive a discount using the following coupon code: UPCYCLE
These workshops with Hemangini are organized in collaboration with Khazana Arts and Textiles, a local BIPOC-owned boutique in Minneapolis and business member of Textile Center. Khazana will host a trunk show of garments and accessories made by Hemangini and the Sudarshan artisan collective on October 13, 14, and 15. For more information about the trunk show, please visit www.khazana.com.
Hemangini Rathore is founder of Sudarshan, a thriving artist collective that aims to preserve and promote traditional techniques and motifs found in folk textiles from India by creating contemporary designs and products. Through Sudarshan, Hemangini brings together ancient hand-block printing methods and patterns centered around the city of Jaipur, Rajasthan alongside hand-stitching, -weaving, and -dyeing traditions from neighboring states of Gujarat and Jammu-Kashmir. Sudarshan specializes in creating luxurious, contemporary garments and accessories that draw upon the ancient textile traditions of India to ensure that these traditions, and the indigenous artisan communities who make them, continue to survive and thrive. Sudarshan’s work has been featured in the retail spaces of MOMA New York, SF MOMA, the Freer-Sackler Galleries, and the Rubin Museum New York.
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